Warehouse & DC Management

<p>“Any supply chain professionals who want to cross over into executive management need a good balance of knowledge of the demand and supply chain, as well as how to create synergies to optimize supply and demand, integrate them, and not treat them as two separate things. You have to learn that.” —Timothy Gomez</p> By John D. Schulz · October 1, 2013
CEO Timothy Gomez led the charge to vertically integrate manufacturing and distribution at the 218-year-old pencil company—and saved $5 million in logistics costs in the process.
By Bridget McCrea · October 1, 2013
Our Technology Correspondent offers an in-depth look at how voice and mobility are driving speed and efficiency inside today’s more automated, multi-functional distribution operations.
By Michael Levans · October 1, 2013
The editorial staff of Logistics Management (LM) is thrilled to once again have the winner of the NASSTRAC Shipper of the Year Award grace our October cover. For nearly 20 years, LM has partnered with NASSTRAC, one of the leading logistics and transportation advocacy organizations, to fix the spotlight on a savvy logistics operation that has demonstrated excellence in the execution of a strategy designed to advance their company’s business mission.
By Josh Bond · September 1, 2013
The lift truck is evolving into a platform for data collection, enabling managers to optimize the equipment, the operator, and the facility.
<p>Left to right: Larry Smith, vice president for global supply chain; Mary Groskin, supply chain development associate; Devin Maguire, supply chain project manager; Ewald Parolari, senior director for supply chain operations.</p> By Maida Napolitano · August 1, 2013
We follow how the medical technology giant structured its development program to generate seasoned managers and collaborative decision-makers. If you’re looking to grow top-notch supply chain talent you may want to pay attention.
By Josh Bond · July 1, 2013
With the economy warming, fleet owners are navigating a new array of customized financing options as their fleets return to normal utilization.
<p>Jerry Imbrenda, fulfillment center manager at the Secaucus facility, with some of the custom-sized boxes from the company’s Smart-size Packaging Program.</p> By Maida Napolitano · June 1, 2013
We go inside the second largest internet retailer’s Secaucus, N.J., fulfillment center to explore its network-wide transformation from a few standard box options to an almost limitless number of custom, right-sized boxes.
By Maida Napolitano · June 1, 2013
The pressure is on retailers to deliver anything, anytime, from anywhere. Three experts answer four key questions that will help traditional brick-and-mortar retailers revolutionize their use of WMS and their shipping processes on the way to a multi-channel transformation.
By Michael Levans · June 1, 2013
There’s a very good reason that Logistics Management (LM) devotes an article every month to the growing importance warehouse and distribution center (DC) operations are playing in transportation and overall logistics management—especially when you consider the revolution that’s going on inside the four walls of facilities operated by U.S. retailers.
<p>Multi-modal handheld RFID readers with voice technology and scanning capabilities can acquire, in real-time, proof of identification and monitor an asset’s location and its current status.</p> By Maida Napolitano · April 1, 2013
With suppliers jumping on the RFID bandwagon and more deployments looming on the horizon, the future of RFID remains promising. Here are the market drivers that continue to push ADC/RFID adoption and examples of facilities that are putting it to work.
By Josh Bond · March 1, 2013
Our annual survey finds the industry steadying for a new, slower pace of growth following the release of pent-up demand after the downturn. Yet even as planned spending inside the four walls drops off, facility activity is the highest since 2007—signaling that “doing more with less” has stuck.
By Michael Levans · March 1, 2013
This month we dive into the details of Logistics Management’s 2013 Warehouse/DC Equipment and Technology Survey, our annual study conducted by Peerless Research Group (PRG) that offers a comprehensive snapshot of the investment plans of managers involved in the purchase decision process of materials handlings solutions.
By Maida Napolitano · February 1, 2013
When the athletic footwear flipped the switch on its 520,000-square-foot paperless/wireless DC, it completely transformed the way it processed orders to accommodate rapid growth. Its mobile equipment affords real-time inventory management, improved communication among floor supervisors, and new efficiencies in shipping operations.
By Josh Bond · November 30, 2012
Despite clear inefficiencies, many are reluctant to make change until the damage is done.
By Maida Napolitano · November 1, 2012
A record response reveals that readership is divided in terms of investment: one side remains cautious, while the other is on the verge of making significant changes to their warehouse/DC operations. How have your operations emerged from the Great Recession?

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